Cautionary announcement relating to the Brightbridge approach and Fledge approach
RMB Holdings Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number: 1987/005115/06)
Share Code: RMH
("RMH" or "the Company")
CAUTIONARY ANNOUNCEMENT RELATING TO THE BRIGHTBRIDGE APPROACH AND FLEDGE APPROACH
Shareholders are referred to the announcement released on the Stock Exchange News
Service of the JSE Limited (SENS) by RMH on Monday, 11 October 2021 wherein
shareholders were advised that the board of directors of RMH (RMH Board) recently
received a formal approach from Brightbridge Real Estate Limited (Brightbridge) in relation
to the proposed acquisition of the greater part of the property interests of RMH (the Target
Assets) that are indirectly held through RMH's property holding companies (the
The Target Assets refer to the total loan claims as well as to the total ordinary shares held
by the relevant RMH property holding company as follows:
- 27.5% of Atterbury Property Holdings Proprietary Limited (Atterbury). This will
include the R534 million loan claim currently held by FirstRand Bank (acting through
its Rand Merchant Bank division) against Atterbury (the APH Loan) which will, if the
Brightbridge Approach results in a firm offer and is implemented, be held by the
relevant RMH property holding company directly before transfer to Brightbridge;
- 37.5% of Atterbury Europe Holding B.V including any shareholder’s loan claim; and
- 10.9% of Divercity Urban Property Fund Proprietary Limited (Divercity), subject to
the right of first refusal process between the existing shareholders of Divercity.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Target Assets do not include RMH’s indirect interests in the
Integer Properties portfolio, comprising its 9% interest in Integer Properties 1 Proprietary
Limited (Integer 1), its 20% interest in Integer Properties 2 Proprietary Limited (Integer 2)
and its 50% interest in Integer Properties 3 Proprietary Limited (Integer 3).
The Brightbridge Approach contemplates the indivisible acquisition by Brightbridge of all the
Target Assets, for a proposed total consideration of R1.750 billion (including the APH Loan)
and assumes that there are no capital gains tax implications.
As at 31 March 2021 (being the date of the last audited financial statements for RMH), the
Target Assets had an International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) net asset value
(NAV) of R2.936 billion.
Shareholders are further advised that the RMH Board has, on Monday, 11 October 2021,
received a formal approach from Fledge Capital Proprietary Limited (Fledge) for the 50%
shareholding (including shareholder or other loans) held in Integer 3 through RMH's relevant
property holding company (the Fledge Approach).
The Fledge Approach contemplates the acquisition by Fledge of Integer 3 for a proposed
total consideration of R60 million. The Fledge Approach does not include RMH’s indirect
interests in Integer 1 and Integer 2.
As at 31 March 2021, the Integer Properties portfolio had an IFRS NAV of R182 million
(R168 million of which relates to Integer 3 and R14 million relating to collectively, Integer 1
and Integer 2).
The IFRS NAV of RMH, excluding the special dividend, as at 31 March 2021 was R3.493
billion. With reference to the component parts of this announcement, this IFRS NAV is
apportioned as follows:
- R2.936 billion for the Target Assets forming the basis of the Brightbridge Approach;
- R168 million for Integer 3 which is the subject of the Fledge Approach;
- R14 million being the combined equity value of Integer 1 and Integer 2 (which are
not included in the Brightbridge Approach nor the Fledge Approach); and
- R375 million net cash resources (R418 million cash resources less net other
liabilities of R43 million).
The Brightbridge Approach and the Fledge Approach are not inter-conditional.
Save for the additional information provided above, the SENS announcement (for the
avoidance of doubt, the cautionary announcement relating to the Brightbridge Approach)
as released to the market by RMH on Monday, 11 October 2021 continues to apply.
Shareholders are accordingly advised to exercise caution when dealing in RMH's securities
until a further announcement is made.
Board responsibility statement
The RMH Board accepts responsibility for the information contained in this announcement
and certifies that, to the best of its knowledge and belief, the information contained in this
announcement is true and nothing has been omitted which is likely to affect the importance
of the information.
12 October 2021
RAND MERCHANT BANK (A division of FirstRand Bank Limited)
Date: 12-10-2021 09:15:00
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